Saturday, May 16, 2015

Let's Start the Weekend Off With Some Cards



Hello and happy Saturday.  Nothing like starting the weekend with a big blog post--lots of stuff I have been working on this week--and then I can clean up and start again.

I must admit to really loving the way this card turned out.  I had an idea to die this peony cover plate twice--once in black to get the outline image and then again in white.  I water colored the white parts that were flowers and leaves, and then pieced the black, painted, and white pieces together to form this card.  I used Neat & Tangled Across The Card for my sentiment, and fussy cut it and adhered it over my flower.


I am entering this card at Little Tangles #56:  Clean and Simple, CAS on Sunday #58:  Cheer Up, Buttercup, and Happy Little Stampers May CAS Challenge:  Die Cuts/ Punches.



Next up, a birthday card for Sandie--I heard that she is having a birthday and all of Blogland is invited to the party here.  Sandie is such a talented card maker and all around nice gal.  I got to know her just a bit when I was lucky enough to Guest Design at her challenge blog, Time Out.  

So, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SANDIE!!!  I hope you like ice cream.....


I am entering this card at Simon Says Monday Challenge to use Simon Brand Products, Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Inspiration Color Swatch, Seize the Birthday: Use the Negative and Retro Sketches #165.  




Speaking of Time Out, I have a card for their current challenge, which is Grunge with the optional twist of embossing.  Yikes--I was stumped and sent a lot of card stock to the recycle bin.  But, I am happy with what I finally created. Good thing I remembered my old PTI Grunge Me stamp.  I've got a nephew with a birthday coming up at the end of the month, and this will be perfect for him.  Can you see the Burlap Impression Plate at work?



I am also entering this card at Addicted to Stamps and More #44:  CAS and Craft Stamper Take it Make it May Challenge Anything Goes: must use a stamp.





A birthday card to celebrate AAA Cards First Birthday (this my 3rd entry) using Retro Style and the sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches #186, which I rotated.





Are you still with me?  Last card of the day, I promise--One more aniversary card for my mom's stash.  I was inspired by the wood grain and the flowers in the inspiration photo at The Card Concept #35 and my style is Clean and Layered.  I used the sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch #123


I am also entering this card at Retro Rubber #14:  May Flowers and A Blog Named Hero Clean and Simple--I used Hero Arts ink (Pale Tomato, Fresh Peach, Lemon Yellow and Forever Green) and an older PTI flower stamp--Rosie Posie.  I just love how dark and crisp those HA inks are--and everything was stamped only once (no MISTI for me...yet...)


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44 comments :

  1. My, you have been busy! I've loved seeing all of your work. Thanks for sharing with us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Those ice cream cones look gorgeous with the colored sequins. Such a clever idea! Thanks again for sharing. We love seeing what people create!
    ~Michelle
    http://www.michellezerull.blogspot.com

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  2. LOVE the beautiful stamping ! Thanks for joining in the TIMI challenge at the Craft Stamper!
    xxx Ellie xxx

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  3. Wow, you have had a busy week, Joyce ... what a gorgeous collection of cards! Stunning peony ... love how the colours pop with the black outlines! Yummy ice cream for Sandie ... fabulous colours on your CAS/grunge birthday, cool and funky retro birthday (love that slender strip of ombre builder stripes ... logged for future use!), and such beautiful blooms! Delighted to have you playing along with us at Time Out! Anita :)

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  4. WOWZERS! What a fantastic display of talent! You are rockin' as usual. Can't pick a favourite here as they are all A* brilliant. The icecreams look mega fun though! I'm thrilled to see your cards in the galleries at AAA Cards and ATSM so thanks as always for playing along.
    Hugs Sarah x

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  5. Holy beautiful cards, Bat Girl! You have had a wonderful day of crafting! Love your play on Grunge, Joyce!
    =] Michele

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  6. Beautiful cards. Thanks for joining in with the Craft Stamper challenge. Linda xx

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  7. WOW....so many gorgeous cards and so much amazing inspiration too! I really cannot choose a favorite, love them all and off to pin them for another day. You are so incredible!

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  8. Of course all the cards are great but I love peony and the grunge. You have had a productive weekend.

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  9. Beautiful mix of cards Joyce!! LOVE the peony with the black outline and watercolour bloom and leaves .... gorgeous! I'm sure Sandie will love her tasty ice cream card :) And love the grunge for your nephew ... very cool! Looks like you had a very productive week! Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers. xx

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  10. superb sets of cards Joyce and so pleased you joined my party-the ice cream lokks yummy, Thanks fo joining ATSM and your rocked the grunge challenge-perfect for a guy-we love to see you at TO

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  11. Well look at you starting the weekend backwards by posting your cards first! Should I iassume you are working feverishly to get more done for Sunday? lol These are all brilliant, that huge watercoloured peony is so gorgeous, love those yummy ice cream cones and yes we were on the same page with the PTI Retro. Rosie Posie is still one of my favourite sets and yours is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing with us at RetroSketches and The Card Concept!

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  12. I adore the ice cream cone card, Joyce! What a CLEVER idea to use the dies for this design! So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Inspiration Color Swatch” Challenge!

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  13. wow, Joyce you have been so busy! Every card is simply amazing. I love them all. Thanks for linking up at Sandie's birthday party and for playing along at ATSM and Happy Little Stampers xx

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  14. Beautiful cards, Joyce! I love them all, but that peony is just jumping off the screen at me, it's super beautiful!

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  15. You've been busy making awesome cards, wow! I love your grunge interpretation, a very trendy, fun look! Thanks for taking TIME OUT and joining our challenge!

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  16. OMGORGEOUS happening here, Joyce! Once again, you've taken my breath away with your stunning cards that reveal your amazing and versatile 'style repertoire.' I'll simply echo the others: a whole lot of awesome here! So thrilled you've shared your creativity in the ATSM gallery! I'm adding your to my Feedly...I don't want to miss any more of your inspired and inspiring creations!
    ~c

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  17. love your grungy circles and the colors you used - thanks for joining us at ATSM this week

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  18. I am commenting again to say how much I live both the cards you submitted to Seize the Birthday. I did not realize the ice cream cones were die cuts.

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  19. I love the bold flower images in your last card! Thanks for including Retro Rubber in your stamping fun this week.

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  20. Love all your cards, especially the birthday ones. Thanks so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday.

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  21. More cards and even more challenges. Joyce that first card almost looks like stained glass. It's just gorgeous. You've done a great job creating them and pairing them up to the various challenges. Super duper job all around.

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  22. I love it when you get on a stamping roll and give us loads of prettiness to look at!! That big peony bloom is amazing!!

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  23. You have been so busy indeed! Love all of your work as usual Joyce! I am in love with the ice cream card you entered over at Seize the Birthday, then the first card...OMG! Stunning! Thanks for playing along with us over at Seize the Birthday! We love when you join us!

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  24. Beautiful collection of designs! Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

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  25. Oh my goodness, Joyce, you have been busy! These are all so fabulous! I'm especially in love with the water colouring you did on your first card -- it's gorgeous!

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  26. Hi Joyce ~ Firstly, I want to thank you so much for your sweet comments and lovely condolences on my blog...you are so kind!
    I am so impressed by how you are able to combine challenges when you create! I love your peony...great idea to water color the inside and outline in black! So GORGEOUS! It looks like Sandie loves the ice cream cones...such a fun birthday card! I also love the color combo and design on your retro card and your Rosie Posie's look amazing against the woodgrain background! As always, a stunning collection of cards...Love them all!!!

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  27. And after all that, I completely forgot to say...So glad you shared this with us at ATSM this week!

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  28. Joyce -- what a feast you have created!! Loveliness all around except where there was grunge-ness!! =] I love how you combined die cuts and striking colors together to create!! Your first card is so stunning and just amazing!! That fun ice cream card look yummy enough to eat!! Such fun detail with the sequins added!! Holy cow - the grunge card looks so very cool with the colors you have used and the burlap embossing as a background - just uber COOL!! Which way to the cake - again great color combo and just clean, crisp design lines!!! Fun - I think you did great!! And last, but so definitely not least - your anniversary card is classy with a touch of elegance - love the vivid blooms and that awesome background!!! All the way around - you AMAZED!!!

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  29. Holy cow - a passel of challenges that work together beautifully! Lovely cards all but I really am impressed with your rosie posie card! Gorgeous! Thank you for joining us at Retro Rubber!

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  30. Many beautiful cards! Everyone has its own style! Thank you for sharing at ATSM.

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  31. Whoa great card! Love the colors! Thanks for doing the challenge!

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  32. Beautiful floral card! Looks like you had a great time in your craft room! All of your creations are wonderful!! Thank you for playing along with Retro Rubber this week.

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  33. Wow, fantastic array of cards, Joyce! Love how you used the peony cover plate! The ice cream cones look like a party in all those fun colors and I really like the grunge design. You, Tracey & Kim must have been on the same wave length with your retro cards. That looks like a very tempting set!

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  34. What a great post; so much to see/so many beautiful cards! Love the circles on the Timeout card and the fine colours; they work so well for this fresh CAS-card! Thank you for taking the TIME OUT and join us!
    Gerrina DT

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  35. WOW, you've been busy, Joyce and what a lovely selection of cards you have made!!! Such different styles, but all so beautiful!!!

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  36. Great cards, thanks for playing along with us at RRBC this week.

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  37. Lots of fun and happiness in your weekend cards! Beautiful too. Thanks for playing with us in our birthday challenge!
    Cheers, Victoria lavender- AAA CAS Card Challenges

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  38. Love all your creations as always Joyce. Love that they are so different! The AAA Birthday card is my favorite! Love that tilted strip and the retro sing (I need that set!) Great design and colors. Thanks for linking up and celebrating our birthday with us at AAA Cards.

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  39. Another plethora of beautiful cards. My fave this time is the circles in opposite corners.

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  40. Absolutely amazing cards Joyce - I continue to be in awe of your beautiful and varied creations. That peony card is so gorgeous - it must have taken quite a bit of time to do all that inlaid die cutting but it was totally worth it - it looks liked stained glass! Thanks for sharing these amazing cards with us at AAA Cards! Jill

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  41. Your cards are just plain wonderful!!! LOVE that flower on the first card, adorable ice cream cones. So glad you were able to play along at AAA Cards

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  42. LOVE your flower card. stunning. thanks so much for playing along in the little tangles challenge.

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